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We hire the best to deliver the best.

Expect excellence at YMCA Camp Thunderbird. Our resident camp staff serve as mentors and role models who focus on the needs of campers both in the cabins and activity areas. Our staff team selection and training sets our camp apart and makes your camper’s experience a phenomenal one. Our staff is made up of former campers and new recruits, all selected with an emphasis on character, eduction, and work experience. Sixty-five percent of our counselors return each year.
Staff members complete 70 hours of training prior to the start of camp. Safety and quality instruction are paramount. All counselors are CPR/First Aid certified. All waterfront staff are Lifeguard certified. Boat drivers are US Coast Guard certified. Land staff members receive specialized training ensuring skills and knowledge to provide the highest quality experience for each camper.
Camp Thunderbird fully complies with American Camp Association standards. We exceed the standard ratios by striving to staff one counselor to every four campers in each cabin.